The Carter is open today, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography offers the first-ever in-depth examination of the 19th-century photographic phenomenon of cabinet cards, examining how this trend in photographic portraiture set the foundation for the snapshot and today’s digital photosharing.
Experience the Texas landscape like you’ve never seen it before. Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce resurrects Spruce’s career and returns it to its place in the history of American art.
Commissioned for the reopening of the Carter, Puente Nuevo is an immersive experience of large-scale artwork made from the materials used to construct piñatas.
Eleanore Mikus translated her signature style of painting into the medium of printmaking. Meditations draws from the Carter’s deep collection of works on paper, which includes more than 2,500 Tamarind prints from the 1960s, including these rarely seen works Mikus created in 1968.
When you enter the museum, take a moment to marvel at James Surls’ otherworldly sculpture Seven and Seven Flower, a complex portrait of family, land, and self.
Commissioned for the Carter, this large-scale, site-specific installation looks like frozen, Technicolor vapor. Created out of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread, Plexus no. 34 draws attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium.
The Carter houses one of the great collections of American art, from historical landscapes captured on canvas to city streets seen through the lens of a camera. We’re regularly changing out these works, so each time you visit, you know you’ll encounter something you haven’t seen before.